Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition is the mostcurrent and comprehensive introduction to the field available.Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers studentsan ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates inarchaeological research. New edition of a popular introductory text that exploresthe increasing diversity of approaches to archaeologicaltheory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' orculture-historical archaeology Examines theory across the English-speaking world andbeyond Offers greatly expanded coverage of evolutionary theory,divided into sociocultural and Darwinist approaches Includes an expanded glossary, bibliography, and usefulsuggestions for further readings
Effectiveness. Efficiency. Excellence. These words and concepts permeate current literature, courses, and discussions. They are defined in nearly as many different ways as the number of people who write and talk about them. For practical purposes, the definitions seem to boil down to these:- Effectiveness - doing the right things.- Efficiency - doing things right.- Excellence - efficiently meeting effective goals, both short term and long range.We believe that this book can help you improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of your system for managing loss control ... and for quality, production and cost control. In essence, it can help improve your management system. Improved qua...
Pain and pain management is a subject that is all too often neglected or disregarded. This is the first practical guidebook for non-specialists to examine why this is so and what can be done, by all health care providers, to improve their understanding of pain and its management It explores the mechanisms involved in pain perception and then develops this understanding to explain the use of analgesic drugs, local anaesthetics, nerve blocks, and stimulation techniques. It then goes onthe provide practical guidelines for the rehabilitation and management of patients whose pain cannot be adequately relieved. Practical Pain Management has been designed with one purpose: to help non-specialists provide the best possible care for patients in pain. Any health care worker who comes into contact with patients suffering pain will benefit from this book's practical, common-sense approach to pain management.
The centre of gravity of contemporary Christianity has shifted to the southern hemisphere where, with the exception of Latin America, almost all Christians are minorities in their home countries. Christians in Asia live amongst Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Shamanist or Taoist majorities and this context shapes the local Christian theology. The same is true in Africa where traditional religions and beliefs influence African Christians. Central to this change in both Africa and Asia is the creation of a new Jesus, one who accretes local beliefs and concerns and who, in that process, is transformed. 'The Non-Western Jesus' reveals how a new theology - with its own images and concepts - is coming into being. A wide range of embodiments of Jesus is examined: Jesus as 'Avatara' and 'Guru' in the Indian context; as 'Bodhisattva' in the Buddhist context; and Jesus within Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, African and Indonesian religious contexts.